Gluten for punishment, indeed
April 12, 2011 6:22 PM Subscribe
What delicious fillings can I use with gluten-free shortcrust pastry? I'm over the quiche/aka-egg-and-bacon-pie option.
posted by malibustacey9999 to food & drink (23 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I reluctantly paid a ridiculous price for a pack of frozen g-f shortcrust pastry. I used some of it to make quiches and other egg-based recipes and was very pleasantly surprised at the results. I threw in bacon, random vegetables, different cheeses, whatever I had laying around the kitchen, and surprisingly ate it all because the pastry was so damned good. (My g-f experiments usually get thrown out before they're eaten all up.)
It's hard to get decent readymade g-f pastry, and I reckon it's even harder to make decent g-f pastry at home. I really want to make the most of this expensive purchase.
But I'm sick of eggs. I get free eggs from a farm which supplies free-range eggs laid by organically-fed chooks, and they are spectacularly delicious, but I've been living on them for a couple of years now. I'm really over eggs. And fast becoming sick of bacon too.
Googling only gives recipes for making the pastry. My favourite g-f blogs haven't given me any ideas.
Any suggestions for interesting fillings? (And yes, the traditional Aussie meat pie is the baking experiment today.)
I eat almost everything except for pumpkin and sweet potato. Nothing is off the table... except for gluten, of course.